Saturday, January 30, 2010

Nancy Pelosi's $100K Tab For Booze & Food: Paid For By You & I, The American Taxpayer UPDATE: Uses Air Force To Shuttle Family Across Country

(Bumped up from yesterday, update below)

What is it with these liberals like Barack Hussein Obama, and now Nancy Pelosi, who decide to live it up and stick us with the tab?

Mark Williams and WorldNetDaily reveal how "Do Nothing" Nancy spent over $100,000 in two years for in-flight booze and food.

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for "in-flight services" – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That's almost $1,000 per week.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, which investigates and prosecutes government corruption, show Pelosi incurred expenses of some $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets for travel over that time.

"Speaker Pelosi has a history of wasting taxpayer funds with her boorish demands for military travel," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said today. "And these documents suggest the Speaker's congressional delegations are more about partying than anything else."

Pelosi, D-Calif., recently joined President Obama on a Judicial Watch list of Top 10 corrupt politicians because of her "sense of entitlement," the group said.

"Politicians believe laws and rules (even the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own personal airline," the evaluation said.

It's been mentioned here and other places, how Pelosi has demanded use of some of the larger jets, and had a "don't you know who I am" attitude when her requests are denied.

Mark Williams adds:

Her liquor bill contributes to her average cross-country flight to more than $28,00.00 each way (Travis AFB, CA – DC and back).

An x-country one way is around 200-bucks on Jet Blue. Mixed drinks on Southwest go for $5.00 a pop.

Mrs. Speaker is one impressive booze hound, at top shelf prices no less.

And how many people couldn't afford to travel over Christmas, but Pelosi, who has nothing but contempt for our military, treats them like her own personal airline.

It's time for her to receive the title in November of former Speaker of the House.

UPDATE: It gets worse than just boozing it up on our tab. Doug Ross reveals that Pelosi uses (or should I say, abuses) her priviliges by using the US Military to shuttle her kids and grandkids from coast to coast, with no Congressional representatives on the flights.


Greg said...

This is exactly the "Change" she has been waiting for!

missiondweller said...

Drinking on the taxpayer dime? Disgusting!

Anonymous said...

Why is this not an ethics violation? Bringing non essential personnel on the tax payer's dime... other politicians are being charged with just that. Spending all that money on booze, how is that essential to the government's business? Paying 28K per flight when the wench can spend 1k on 1st class, like the people she represents. We can reduce the deficit just getting rid of her and her entourage. I called her office 3 times to ask where do I file an ethics complaint and 3 times they hung up on me, how's that for customer service, lol. Why is NO ONE bringing her into accountability? Why is she given a blank check with OUR money??? The Copenhagen trip was just as bad, all of them bringing their husbands wives and grown kids, all on our dime. They spent more on one hotel, for ONE day than I make in 3 months income. How is this irresponsible spending of our money NOT being accounted for properly? Why is pelosi and her ilk not being prosecuted for misappropriation of funds???? Please tell me where to go to file an ethics complaint.